This video says about itself:
The Afghan President Hamid Karzai has blamed foreign countries for the corruption in government departments.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Cost of corruption jumps to £2.5bn
Thursday 07 February 2013
The international community has long expressed concern about corruption in Afghanistan because it discredits the Western-backed government and donor nations fear aid money could be diverted by corrupt officials.
A UN survey showed only slight improvement in curbing bribes for public services.
UN envoy Jean-Luc Lemahieu said: “Corruption means you don’t get the best people in the public sector, you get the best connected.”
Around half of the adult population had to pay at least one bribe to a public official in 2012, a 9 per cent drop from 2009, according to UN findings.
But the total cost of bribes paid to public officials rose 40 per cent to $3.9bn (£2.4bn).
Mr Lemahieu said that was double the revenue collected by the government to provide services.
- Cost of corruption jumps to £2.5bn (morningstaronline.co.uk)
- Afghan corruption cost hits £2.5bn (independent.ie)
- Ethics woes trail senator to Afghanistan (thehill.com)
- Half of all Afghans paid bribes in 2012: UN report (dawn.com)
- Cost of Afghan bribery ‘increases’ (bbc.co.uk)